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Medieval fantasy meets futuristic science fiction in this effects-heavy action epic from former X-Files director Rob Bowman. In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn Abercromby witnesses the awakening of a hibernating dragon from a centuries-long slumber, the result of a construction dig supervised by his mother and an incident for which Quinn feels partially responsible.
WSDOT officials said it could be something stuck in the tunnel boring machine behind the cutting head or something in front of it.
Impressive machine. www.popsci.com...
Got that Mayan look to itedit on 11-12-2013 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)
Given the area being tunneled, my money is on a long abandoned piece of underground Seattle. Hell, just walking along the waterfront, you still see pieces of walls and the sticking out from the embankments. That whole part of the city has a lot of half buried buildings in it.
I would doubt the boulder, though. Given that 100 plus years ago, that part of Seattle was inhabited pretty close to the depths it has been found, a boulder would have surely been mentioned or noticed.
I was a welder working on a TBM "Tunnel Boring Machine" in the Southwest, and one of my jobs was to pad, add metal by welding, to the front blades from time to time. Its not too difficult to get in front of the machine. You just dig on one side a small 6 - 10 foot hole in the wall, deep enough to get through, then back the TBM up so the hole goes to the front. It would only take a matter of hours to complete. Its considered routine maintenance.
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They should have a tube in the machine that can insert a filament camera to the front or something. Must be costly to try and figure out what they are dealing with blind.